I have became a freelancer for a few months now. It took great courage to walk away from a full time job to freelancing! It's a great experience. Ever since the nine-to-five routine is no longer applied to me, I found myself have more personal time.
However, as a freelancer, it's almost like running your own business. Self-discipline, dedication and time management are very important to avoid slacking, stay productive and meet deadlines. Many times, I tend to mix my works and personal life altogether which took me a while to find a balance between it.
Here we have Grant Snider, who created a comic which highlights seven very important rules for freelancers. I found it quite true and would like to share with all of you.
Just in case you can't view the comic:
- Surround yourself with inspiration
- Maintain a strict dress code
- Create boundaries between work and home
- Balance input and output
- Sleep, occasionally
- Reflect on the world around you
- Don't be afraid to promote your work